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synonyms for exacerbate

  • aggravate
  • annoy
  • heighten
  • inflame
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • provoke
  • worsen
  • embitter
  • enrage
  • envenom
  • exasperate
  • excite
  • increase
  • madden
  • vex
  • add insult to injury
  • egg on
  • fan the flames
  • feed the fire
  • go from bad to worse
  • heat up
  • hit on
  • push one's button
  • rattle one's cage
  • rub salt in a wound
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antonyms for exacerbate

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  • aid
  • alleviate
  • appease
  • calm
  • delight
  • help
  • improve
  • make happy
  • please
  • soothe
  • comfort
  • compose
  • pacify
  • placate
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How to use exacerbate in a sentence

Gelfond is a procrastinator, a tendency that virtual school has exacerbated.
THE LONELINESS OF AN INTERRUPTED ADOLESCENCEELLEN MCCARTHYFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Air pollution, warned a group of top cardiological health organizations, also was exacerbating the risk of covid deaths.
THE VIRUS CAUSED MORE THAN A PANDEMIC. IT SET US ALL ABLAZE.PHILIP KENNICOTTFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In his State of the City address last month, Gloria said the pandemic had “exacerbated longstanding city budget problems the last administration did too little to address” and that the city faced structural budget deficits.
MORNING REPORT: ABOUT THAT STRUCTURAL BUDGET DEFICITVOICE OF SAN DIEGOFEBRUARY 4, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
“The pandemic has exacerbated all of the city’s budget problems,” Gloria said.
GLORIA EAGERLY FLAGGED BUDGET ISSUES BUT IS LESS EAGER TO ID SOLUTIONSLISA HALVERSTADTFEBRUARY 4, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
With that said, if we don’t assess where our students are and their level of performance, it will be difficult for us to provide some targeted support in our resource allocation that can best support the closing of gaps that have been exacerbated.
FIVE KEY MOMENTS FROM EDUCATION SECRETARY NOMINEE MIGUEL CARDONA’S CONFIRMATION HEARINGVALERIE STRAUSSFEBRUARY 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
“While a certain number of cases remain unconfirmed and unclassified each year, this situation was exacerbated in 2020,” said Tyler Bowling, the Shark Attack File manager.
SHARKS KILLED MORE PEOPLE IN 2020, BUT ATTACKS REMAINED ‘EXTREMELY LOW,’ FLORIDA STUDY SAYSADRIANA BRASILEIROFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The Capitol, however, is the people’s house, and while closing it might afford some minimal improvement to the security of Congress, it would only exacerbate the populist anger seething in America.
THE DANGER OF RIGHT-WING MOBS IS REAL. FENCING AT THE U.S. CAPITOL WON’T HELP.PHILIP KENNICOTTFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The equity office will take a similar approach by assessing whether a bill would advance racial equity in the District — or exacerbate it.
D.C. JOINS MONTGOMERY, FAIRFAX IN LAUNCHING RACIAL EQUITY OFFICEMICHAEL BRICE-SADDLERFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Yet the pandemic – devastating in itself – also exacerbated some challenges while distracting from others.
AFTER THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE NEED TO BUILD MORE RESILIENT COUNTRIESSAADIA ZAHIDIJANUARY 19, 2021TIME
With compassion and an expert understanding of the many obstacles to a solution, Desmond illustrates the ways that eviction serves to exacerbate the traumatic cycle of poverty.
TOLL BROTHERS CEO DOUG YEARLEY ON WHERE AMERICANS ARE MOVING DURING THE PANDEMICEBEN SHAPIROJANUARY 10, 2021TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO EXACERBATE

  • add fuel to the fire
  • aggravate
  • exacerbate
  • heighten
  • provoke
  • rub salt in the wound
  • slap in the face
  • twist the knife
  • worsen
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